South Africa, KwaZulu Natal: Members of Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) are currently (09:19 Wednesday) standing off at the scene of a collision involving four vehicles on the south bound lane of the R102 between Ottawa & Verulam – KwaZulu Natal (KZN).
Part of the road is blocked after a truck loses its load of bricks in a secondary collision. The driver of the truck informed Reaction Officers that a white Toyota Etios and a grey Nissan Qashqai were involved in the initial crash.
A silver Toyota Yaris that was passing the scene avoided a bakkie travelling at high speed. The vehicle veered into the right lane when the truck collided with it. The Toyota Yaris was dragged approximately 50 meters from the point of impact before it came to a stop. The truck thereafter lost its load of bricks. The occupants of all four vehicles were not injured.
Two light motor vehicles were extensively damaged. Residents of KwaZulu Natal showed their anger on social media. One of the Facebook users, Angela Singh, said, “Well at least this time it wasn’t the fault of the truck. Gosh, some people will never learn; SPEED KILLS!! Luck was on their side today.”
Another user, Anand Inderjith, shared his own experience in which he said, “Tru Brick and Block Same Co. If they are. They have no respect for the road. Once I complained, I called their office and complained one morning on M4 around 8. No respect for peak time. Left message for owner and nothing came.”
“On this road, they must put humps from Ottawa robots to airport robots. This is a high accident zone, suggested resident Nicholas Thando Nic.
The video of the incident is going viral on all social media platforms, and the video clearly depicts that it was not at all truck’s fault.